Feathers for Lunch

Hardcover | January 11, 2001

byLois Ehlert

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An escaped house cat encounters twelve common birds in the backyard but captures only feathers for lunch. Includes bird guide. Destined to become an uncontested favorite with many children and adults." - The Horn Book "

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Ehlert is renowned for her exceptionally beautiful and educational concept books for young children. Now she takes readers on an irresistible birdwatching adventure, introducing 12 common birds and showing how to identify each one. Full-color illustrations

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An escaped house cat encounters twelve common birds in the backyard but captures only feathers for lunch. Includes bird guide. Destined to become an uncontested favorite with many children and adults." - The Horn Book "

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 12.38 × 7.38 × 0.43 inPublished:January 11, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152305505

ISBN - 13:9780152305505

Appropriate for ages: 4

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Ehlert is renowned for her exceptionally beautiful and educational concept books for young children. Now she takes readers on an irresistible birdwatching adventure, introducing 12 common birds and showing how to identify each one. Full-color illustrations

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PreSchool-Grade 2-- This unusual book is both a story and a beginning nature guide. A pet cat wants to vary his diet with wild birds, but each attempt gains him only feathers. Twelve different bird species are carefully illustrated with scientific accuracy and can be used to teach identification; the final four pages offer additional facts. On each page, the bird's typical call is printed and plants pictured are named. The rhyming story appears in large, bold typeface, but the rhythm is somewhat awkward and the word choices forced. Against the white background, cut-outs of painted paper create vivid shapes that are not realistic and yet manage to include all the field identification marks. Small children will appreciate the apparent simplicity of the pictures while older readers will be more aware of their subtleties. --Carolyn Caywood, Virginia Beach Public Library